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Bhau Daji Lad Museum

91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai 400027, India
+91 22 2373 1234
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Oldest museum in Mumbai.

One of my favourite places to visit in Mumbai is the Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum erstwhile... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
astroaadil
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Mumbai, India
History revisited in this museum.

The Bhau Daji Lad museum is adjacent to Veer Jijamata Udyan zoo. It has two floors of artefacts... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Vinod M
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Mumbai, India
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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91A Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road | Byculla, Mumbai 400027, India
Byculla/Dhobi Ghat
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"byculla zoo"
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"clay models"
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"on display"
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"arts and crafts"
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"archaeological finds"
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"historical photographs"
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"temporary exhibits"
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"elephant statue"
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"zoo premises"
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"marble statues"
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"barren land"
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"ethnic groups"
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"culture and traditions"
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"exhibition hall"
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"interesting items"
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"there is no air conditioning"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite places to visit in Mumbai is the Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum erstwhile Victoria & Albert Museum which has been restored recently and won the UNESCO world heritage conservation award and is a must visit place for children and adults...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Bhau Daji Lad museum is adjacent to Veer Jijamata Udyan zoo. It has two floors of artefacts which are kept very nicely. You can track through various stages of historical items. The top floor has very nice collection of small sculptures depicting various historical...More

Thank Vinod M
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The tone is badly set when non-Indians have to pay 10 times more than Indian nationals for getting in. Apart from that, welcome. In this badly maintained place, time must have stopped sometime in the XIXth century. The entrance gate itself is worth getting into...More

Thank 127Fred
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

The entry ticket is rs 10 per head. It has 2 floors which showcase the history of mumbai. There are alot of models of old bombay, old jewellery and other artifacts. Painting exhibition is also there.

1  Thank shru622
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

a Wonderful piece of history is dying a slow death. it is kept in the byculla zoo precincts but not maintained adequately. Lots of shade and wide open spaces but nothing much to do

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

This museum is a sight for sore eyes. The statues and artifacts on display are very beautiful. Entry fee is Rs 10 only. You can take photographs but video recording is not allowed and you cannot use flash. Also, we cannot sell our images. It...More

2  Thank agarwalsonika
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Mandir T, Manager at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Sonika, Happy that you enjoyed your visit to the BDLMuseum. Request if you can spread the word with your friends.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Museums are usually tiring especially if you are not too deep into history and culture. This lil' museum in the heart of Mumbai can be enjoyed in 2 hours even with kids. It is very well curated, amazing ceiling and the upkeep of the place...More

1  Thank nmehendale
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Mandir T, Manager at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Mehendale Happy that you enjoyed your visit to the BDLMuseum. Request that you share with more friends. Thankyou

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Awesome place to be with kids, even for adults... Too much things to look around, everything being curated very nicely.. Great work of the Curator of the museum... Moreover we went during and exhibition which was going on in Asymmetrical Objects,which was an added thing......More

1  Thank Ashish G
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Mandir T, Manager at Bhau Daji Lad Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Dear Ashish Happy that you enjoyed your visit here. Request that you share this with more friends. Thankyou.

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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

This place is just before the main entrance of Byculla zoo. The collection of artifacts is good. The miniatures of traditional games was intresting but they could have kept pamphlet in English explaining about the games. The children loved the shadow catching show

1  Thank malasrishi
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad museum is the oldest museum in Mumbai. the museum in Byculla is treasure house of industrial arts and other artefacts from colonial times till date. the museum also conducts guided tours and also has audio guide facility to further enhance the...More

1  Thank Atulyan071
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Sarang S
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Sorry for the late reply. One can take DSLR with nominal charges, if I remember correctly.
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